Team Category: Staff

Matthew Ryan

Matthew is an Accounts Analyst at Rethink Ireland.

Matthew studied theology in the USA, earning his BA, MA, and MDiv degrees. He has a Certificate for Accounting Technician and is in the process of completing his full qualification for membership with Accounting Technicians Ireland. He has previously worked as a lecturer, administrator, and a project manager with several educational institutions and an educational publishing company. Matthew’s desire to improve people’s lives has led him to volunteer with many community projects throughout the years, sometimes taking him as far afield as Kenya and Myanmar.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys a thought-provoking podcast or audiobook, being enveloped in the music of film scores, and the challenge of strategy games.

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Korina Koler

Korina is PA to our CEO

Both here in Ireland and in her native Croatia, Korina previously held positions in the private sector as a team leader and office administrator. She has a certificate in Project Management, is wrapping up a course in Business Administration, and is enrolled in the third year of a BA degree in Business, Enterprise, and Community Development. Korina is deeply committed to promoting diversity, equality, and community development.

Korina enjoys spending her free time with her three kids and her friends. She also enjoys swimming in the cold Irish Sea and boxing.

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Orlaith Cuddihy

Orlaith is a Social Impact Analyst at Rethink Ireland. 

Originally from Limerick, Orlaith is a graduate of Mary Immaculate College with a BA in Liberal Arts where she focused on Media & Communications and History. Upon completion of her degree, she took her BHS examinations to qualify as an equestrian instructor. She has dipped her toe into journalism and financial banking. She is passionate about rights to education and social justice.

In her spare time, Orlaith enjoys spending time with her 2 beloved dogs, Uno and Belle. She also loves exploring the countryside of North Cork on her horse Jaffa and visiting Inis Oirr with her family. 

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Alice Clifford

Alice is a Business Development Executive at Rethink Ireland.

Prior to entering the third sector, Alice worked as an architectural engineer both in London and in West Cork, where she permanently relocated in 2017. Alice stumbled into the world of social enterprise through work on a project in her own community, which she took through the Social Impact Ireland Incubator in 2019. Needless to say, she hasn’t looked back, and has since continued to lead this project whilst working in non-profit consulting, with a focus on strategic planning and fundraising.

Alice holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Bristol, a Certificate of Higher Education in Public Policy Analysis from the London School of Politics and Economics, and a ‘Best Cakemaker 2019’ award from her swim club, the Lough Ine Lappers.

When not working, Alice can generally be found in a field with her donkeys and miniature ponies, up a hill with her dog Roo, or on a beach with a seal pup, as part of her voluntary role with Seal Rescue Ireland. Alice promises that she has human friends, too.

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Leanne Brady

Leanne is Senior Marketing Communications Coordinator at Rethink Ireland.

Leanne has a BA in Communications where she studied in Dublin City University. She has extensive experience in the corporate and creative event industry and Marketing sector both here in Ireland and New York. 

Outside of work she loves to travel, surf and wind down with yoga and reading.

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Clodagh Byrne

Clodagh is a Fund Activation Manager at Rethink Ireland.

Clodagh has a BA in Business and Marketing Management and an MA in International Development from Dublin City University. Having spent more than 10 years working for various international NGOs across Africa, she is passionate about community development and equality.

In her spare time, Clodagh likes all things fitness-related and is happiest with a barbell in her hands.

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Joanne Malone

Joanne is a Fund Manager at Rethink Ireland.

Prior to joining Rethink Ireland, Joanne worked as Head of Programmes and Deputy CEO for Suas Educational Development. She has worked for over 13 years in the education NGO sector, managing and supporting a range of education programmes for children and young people in Ireland, Austria, Cyprus, Malta, India and Zambia. Joanne completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in European Studies at Trinity College Dublin and the College of Europe, Bruges, and she is currently completing an MSc in Educational Assessment at the University of Oxford. She is passionate about equal educational opportunities for all and is particularly interested in the ways we can use assessment to support education and learning.

Originally from Tipperary, she has lived in Dublin for some time after stints in France and Belgium. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to (live) music, reading, traveling and keeping fit!

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Síofra Kelly

Siofra is an Associate Business Development Manager at Rethink Ireland.

Síofra graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Business Studies and Political Science from Trinity College, where she studied non-profit management and was one of Foodcloud’s first volunteers.

Síofra has a background in marketing and fundraising consulting and has spent the last 5 years in corporate fundraising for Temple Street Foundation and Focus Ireland, before joining Rethink Ireland. She is passionate about the need to fund solutions to our most pressing societal issues.

In her spare time Síofra is a qualified yoga teacher and student. When not yoga-ing you will most likely find her listening to a podcast or planning her next hike.

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Brendan Joy

Brendan is a Social Impact Researcher at Rethink Ireland.

Brendan studied for his undergraduate degree at NUIG, and received his MSc in Public Policy and Human Development from the United Nations University – MERIT, where he specialised in Social Entrepreneurship & Public Policy. In the summer of 2020, he won a place on Social Entrepreneurs Ireland ‘Ideas Academy’ and most recently completed a research internship with Drinkaware.

In his free time, Brendan enjoys running up mountains, cooking, and writing. He has a keen interest in the biodiversity crisis, short stories and exploring new places.

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Pádraig Fitzgerald

Pádraig is a Fund Manager at Rethink Ireland.

Pádraig graduated from NUI Maynooth with a BA in History & Philosophy and received an MA in International Relations from UCC.

Pádraig previously worked as the International Programmes Manager for The Hope Foundation and oversaw the NGO’s projects in West Bengal, India. Pádraig was responsible for the organisation’s programme management for 60 projects that worked with street-connected and slum dwelling communities. He was also responsible for the organisation’s financial management of projects and governance. As part of his work with The Hope Foundation, Pádraig was awarded by the Eurpoe/India Centre for Business & Industry as being one of the top 40 Under 40 Leaders promoting EU/Indian relations.

In his spare time, Pádraig is a fan of a wide variety of sports. He coaches underage teams in his local soccer club and still plays with the adult team when his knees allow him to! He is a huge fan of the outdoors and is an avid hiker and also has a keen interest in gardening, rewilding and ecological conservation.

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